The Laura Shannon Prize
Carrying a prize of $10,000, the Laura Shannon Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state, or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole.
Each year, the Laura Shannon Prize is given to a book published in one of two alternating fields: the Humanities (Philosophy, Theology, Cultural Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, and the Arts) and History & Social Sciences (History, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Law, and Anthropology).
The 2021 Laura Shannon Prize will be awarded to the best History & Social Sciences book published in 2018 and 2019. The winning book is selected by a jury of five eminent scholars in European studies, at least two of whom are prominent scholars serving at institutions other than the University of Notre Dame.